Alma Redemptoris Mater, a 8

Alma Redemptoris Mater, a 8

In Adventu Domini. Ad completorium [1581b]
Cramer: 
PH098

Text


ALma redemptoris mater


quae pervia caeli porta manens,


et stella maris


succurre cadenti surgere qui curat populo.


 


TU quae genuisti


natura mirante


tuum sanctum genitorem


virgo prius ac posterius


gabrielis ab ore


sumens illud aue


peccatorum miserere.


 

Translation

Loving Mother of the Redeemer,


gate of heaven, 


star of the sea,


assist your people who have fallen yet strive to rise again.


To the wonderment 


of nature you bore your Creator,


yet remained a virgin after as before.


You who received Gabriel's joyful greeting,


have pity on us poor sinners.

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